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LeRoy F. "Shorty" Carl, 79

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LeRoy F. Carl, age 79, of Hastings, died Friday, Oct. 18, surrounded by family.

LeRoy was born Oct. 16, 1934, in Hastings, to Elmer and Catherine (Kirpach) Carl. He attended Hastings schools and served in the U.S. Air Force. LeRoy had worked as a foreman at Smead Manufacturing prior to retirement.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Lois Carl; and brother Richard Carl.

LeRoy is survived by his significant other, Sandy Davis; five children Jean (Richard) Schluessler, LeRoy (Robin Garloff) Carl, and Brenda (Kevin Tix) Carl, all of Hastings, Cathy (Ted) Goude of Davenport, Iowa, and Sandy (Michael) Greten of Hastings; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Donald Carl, and Kenneth (Pat) Carl, both of Hastings; also many nieces; and nephews.

A graveside service, officiated by Fr. Scott Carl, was held Monday, Oct. 21, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery, Hastings, with Military Honors provided by the Hastings VFW Lyle Russell Post #1210.

Honorary pallbearers were his 12 grandchildren.

Arrangements were made with Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419. www.caturia-smidtfh.com.

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